Barbara Freethy books headed for physical bookstores

April 9, 2015 4:06 AM

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Barbara: Since I started independently publishing my books in 2011, the one part of publishing that I couldn't break into was widespread print distribution. While my digital sales passed the 5 million mark this year, I couldn't find a way to get my bestselling books into the bookstores. I could set up print-on-demand, whereby readers could order my book from a few key retailers, but a lot of my readers wanted to be able to buy the books in their local stores. Since that part of publishing was under the control of the big New York publishing houses, it took me some time to figure out a way to make widespread print distribution happen for me as an independent publisher.

Last year I entered into an agreement with Ingram Publisher Services to sell and distribute my titles to the print market under my publishing imprint, Hyde Street Press. I'm thrilled to say that the response from retailers has been very positive. The retailers want to carry the books their readers w...

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